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Why Is Obama Admin Suppressing Info On First Swine Flu Death?
FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 04/29/2009 4:43:04 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

"A 23-month-old child from Texas has become the first American to die from the swine flu outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta confirmed today. The CDC released no other information about how — or where — the child may have contracted the disease." — ABC report, “First U.S. Death From Swine Flu in Texas the CDC Confirms”, April 29, 2009 [emphasis added]

My antennae started to go up as I heard various reports about the first reported swine flu death in the USA. A 23-month old child “from Texas” was all that we were told. Googling, I found the ABC article above pointedly mentioning that “the CDC released no other information about how — or where — the child may have contracted the disease.”

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To: Jim Noble
-- It's real, it's major, and the size and scope of the problem are both, for the moment, unknowable --

Please clarify how "major" and "size and scope unknowable" are simultaneously true.

51 posted on 04/29/2009 5:43:23 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt
Major because it's a novel H1N1 strain that demonstrates high infectivity (hence the reports from all over the globe in recent Mexico visitors.)

Size and scope unknowable because lab confirmation in Atlanta is a chokepoint on new numbers and because the professionals won't speculate, knowing that the politicians in charge don't have their back.

52 posted on 04/29/2009 5:46:20 AM PDT by Jim Noble (They are willing to kill for socialism...but not to die for it.)
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To: Adder
So where is the big story? A few folks die in Mehico but strangely no where else.

The poor in Mexico are expendable. Here, we do have medication to contain it. It's the fright they want. It's the panic. They'll have no choice but to legislate Health Care Welfare now - "For our own good."

In order to create a Socialist society, the society in existence has to be destroyed first. Because of chaos, the people will cry out for a savior. Be he God or the Devil - they'll accept him.
The socialist can then rebuild the society in their own image.

If you want to take over a health care system, the system in existence has to be destroyed first. There will be chaos - real, imagined, or manufactured. The people will cry out for a savior, and Health Care Welfare will be put in it's place.

It's all about power and privilege, and they'll keep it no matter what the cost.

53 posted on 04/29/2009 5:47:21 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Jim Noble
You're wrong.

Wow. That in depth analysis explains it all.
54 posted on 04/29/2009 5:51:20 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: concerned about politics
Can you say "Reichstag Fire"?
55 posted on 04/29/2009 5:53:18 AM PDT by InShanghai (I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.)
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To: InShanghai
The governments of the world know what the other governments of the world are doing. It's no coincidence the Japanese are calling this "The North American Flu."
If it were a Mexican created flu, they'd call it a "Mexican Flu", now wouldn't they?
Freudian slip by the Japanese?

Never listen to what the talking heads are telling you. Look around and pay attention. Actions always speak louder than words.

It's always about power and privilege. Always.

56 posted on 04/29/2009 5:57:10 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The Houston Chronicle homepage is reporting that the death occurred in Houston and that the child was a resident of Brownsville. So this is great - sick people are now being trucked around inside our country. Yay.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6398202.html

I have a 2 year old myself. Not happy about this at all, but Houston is like little Mexico in some places, so I'm not too surprised.

57 posted on 04/29/2009 6:01:31 AM PDT by jr.ewing.78
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

FOX just reported on the radio that the child was “visiting from Mexico.”


58 posted on 04/29/2009 6:07:01 AM PDT by Savagemom (Educational Maverick (at least while homeschooling is still legal))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
FOX new’s Megyn Kelly just said the child who died was “visiting” from Mexico
59 posted on 04/29/2009 6:07:14 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: concerned about politics

“Remember, Mexico was fine until the Oboma visit. After he left, people started dieing en mass.”

Black plague? /snark


60 posted on 04/29/2009 6:12:27 AM PDT by Dr. Marten (Nationalize the Federal Reserve!)
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To: Toespi
Bush leaves office and three months later terrorists hit US with lab engineered flu bug.

that is what bothers me about this. paranoid? maybe. But that doesn't mean the terrorists aren't out to get us.

61 posted on 04/29/2009 6:13:20 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: muawiyah

So its breaking news. Its just now confimed that it swine flu here: its one case.

And its a big so what

Sorry: I will maintain a healthy denial for a bit longer.

No one is treating this with any real seriousness. Its all panic talk but no action.

If you were serious, flights from Mexico would have been immediate suspect as the japanese did and the border crossings would have been monitored.
Instead you get pitures of serious custodians washing down chairs with clorox. One of the students in Queens was given a script for Tamiflu and she couldn’t get it filled.

There is something very incongruous here.

Maybe its a fluid and building situation but right now and for me its overblown hype.


62 posted on 04/29/2009 6:20:12 AM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero's political stylings since 1-20-09!)
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To: Savagemom; Doogle

Thanks for the interesting info. Why am I not surprised?


63 posted on 04/29/2009 6:30:25 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: Adder
There is something very incongruous here.

I believe people "know things", but they can't always rationalize how they "know". It's intuition. It's that feeling that something isn't right.

Most people are too busy to pay attention to these hunches and are easily deceived because of it. People "knew"Oboma was "creepy", but because they couldn't explain it, they brushed it off. It was their warning.

It's a known fact, psychologically, that when taking a test, trust your first instinct when answering a question, and you'll usually be right.

64 posted on 04/29/2009 6:33:45 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Could it be ..... that the swine flu crisis is manufactured so that the Tea Party movement won’t protest on July 4? If there’s a big contagious swine flu, we’ll think twice about hitting the streets, won’t we?


65 posted on 04/29/2009 6:38:22 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

>>Finkelstein = me, governs. <<

I thought that poster was kidding!

I don’t get the idea of why people are falling to panic.
Don’t panic, prepare.

Take lots of Vitamin D and have enough food to last a week.
That’s the best we can do.

Oh and the normal, don’t drink from other’s cups, wash your hands, yada, yada.....

Thanks for your hard work, My FRiend!


66 posted on 04/29/2009 6:44:29 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Man50D

As I intimated on another thread this morning, the Japanese news media here is beginning to more and more ponder out loud as to why President Obama will not order the US border closed with Mexico and stringent screening on people coming from there.


67 posted on 04/29/2009 6:45:11 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Influenza-free Japanese may need at least ten straight hours to fully grasp "political correctness")
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To: Doogle
Burn up the phone lines to D.C. folks, and also to your state capitals.

Not a time for panic but certainly a time for action.

Read between the lines, folks. CNN won't level with people and call a spade a spade. I have connected the dots I am sure many of you have, too.

If I were in one of the four US states bordering Mexico, I would put pressure on my state legislator or Governor like right now, to consider putting state troops on the border to prevent any illegal crossings and doing everything under Article 10 of the US Constitution to protect the citizens of that particular state, and would threaten them with removal from office if they fail to act in earnest and without further delay.


68 posted on 04/29/2009 6:50:13 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Influenza-free Japanese may need at least ten straight hours to fully grasp "political correctness")
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To: netmilsmom

Many thanks, netmilsmom!


69 posted on 04/29/2009 6:54:35 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The problem with “closing the border” is it just stops the legitimate traffic from crossing (that could be screened). The real problem is the lack of border protection, namely a wall or fence.


70 posted on 04/29/2009 6:55:26 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Japanese news media here is beginning to more and more ponder out loud as to why President Obama will not order the US border closed

Oboma needs sick people. Lots and lots of sick people. So many sick people, they'll be crying out for Health Care welfare. They'll be crying out for the savior to help them.

Gawd, the left wants that Health Care Welfare package so bad, they'll do anything to get it.



71 posted on 04/29/2009 6:58:53 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: AmericanInTokyo

trust me, it is in the plan. I see the interstates shutting down if this continues. I am not sure of the timing, it depends on how quickly the CDC updates the counts. Every state in the nation has a ops plan on the shelf explaining how to handle a pandemic.


72 posted on 04/29/2009 7:01:26 AM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: concerned about politics
Let's start a real conspiracy theory:

Missing vials of a potentially dangerous virus have prompted an Army investigation into the disappearance from a lab in Maryland.

The vials contained samples of Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis, a virus that sickens horses and can be spread to humans by mosquitoes. In 97 percent of cases, humans with the virus suffer flu-like symptoms, but it can be deadly in about 1 out of 100 cases, according to Caree Vander Linden, a spokeswoman for the Army's Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.

Newsvine

You say the virus started before that? Well, the truth is that the vials have been missing for about a year:

The inquiry begun in 2008 by the service's Criminal Investigation Command is "in the final stages of its mandatory review process before being closed," according to command spokesman Christopher Grey.

Army Investigating Disappearance of Lethal Pathogen at Fort Detrick

More from that link:

The Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus is considered a possible tool of bioterrorism, but poses a significantly smaller threat than anthrax and other disease agents handled at the institute.

Also, if you will remember, the anthrax strain used in the 2001 attacks originated at the Army lab, and the prime suspect, Bruce E. Ivins committed suicide last year amid during the investigation.

Now on to the real clincher...did someone mention Venezuela? And Horses? Hmmmm....

Polo Horses Drop Dead In Florida

There you go...a full blown conspiracy. The horses didn't die of a virus? Heck...wouldn't be the first time we were lied to.
73 posted on 04/29/2009 7:02:58 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Man50D
I can’t help but think this is anther manufactured crisis by the BO administration. If it is such a threat to the nation then why haven’t they shut down the US/Mexican border?

For what possible purpose? The BO administration has been downplaying it. It's the WHO organization and the Mexican officials that keep pointing to the 6% mortality rate and screaming alarm.

They won't close the border, because it's not PC to discriminate against Mexicans, even flu infected ones. Doesn't matter if American's die as a result, just don't hurt any Mexican's feelings. And if they close the border for an illness, then they prove they could close the border against illegals.

74 posted on 04/29/2009 7:06:31 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So far just Mexicans are dying. Does the Mexican blood ( or Indian blood) lack something in their white blood cell make up?


75 posted on 04/29/2009 7:07:22 AM PDT by jetson
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To: ClayinVA

“Every state in the nation has a ops plan on the shelf explaining how to handle a pandemic.”

And yet, the REAL question is how many actually have the stones to USE it??

As we saw with Katrina, even DISASTER PLANNING becomes politicized now. Think the Hurricane Pam excercise.


76 posted on 04/29/2009 7:09:54 AM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I think it’s because it’s technically a Mexican death. As such, he can’t milk it as a reason to turn it in to a crisis. “Never let a good crisis go to waste” — isn’t that what Emmanuel said?


77 posted on 04/29/2009 7:14:05 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: All

The baby was Mexican and was in the United States for medical treatment.

But feel free to continue to panic...


78 posted on 04/29/2009 7:17:21 AM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You may be paranoid.:-)


79 posted on 04/29/2009 7:19:41 AM PDT by verity ("Lord, what fools we mortals be!")
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To: All

Just curious - I haven’t been able to read all of the threads to see this discussed, but is it possible that the reason why the virus is more deadly in Mexico, is because of some genetic dispositions of the locals? The Mexicans that have died...do they have a lot of indian blood in them? When the Spaniards were exploring Latin America, whole native villages were wiped out by disease, while the Spaniards apparently survived their exposure to the diseases earlier in life. Interesting to see what happens over the next few days or weeks...


80 posted on 04/29/2009 7:32:29 AM PDT by Maringa
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Maybe because the child and its parents were/are illegals. Maybe the administration doesn’t want to stir up any close -the-border talk, especially NOW when there is no excuse for leaving it wide open.

OR maybe it isn’t really swine flu, but a new strain of disease with no known remedy.


81 posted on 04/29/2009 7:38:03 AM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10
OR maybe it isn’t really swine flu, but a new strain of disease with no known remedy.

No, the CDC confirmed it's swine flu today.

82 posted on 04/29/2009 7:47:13 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Here is one of the best news sites on swine flu:

http://theswineflunews.com/

83 posted on 04/29/2009 7:54:13 AM PDT by gandalftb (An appeaser feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last......)
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To: Man50D

“This whole swine flu story smells. The more I see I can’t help but think this is anther manufactured crisis by the BO administration.”

Rightly stated! I believe this is TPTB shutting down Tea Parties and public gatherings in general.

:-(


84 posted on 04/29/2009 8:05:24 AM PDT by Tomato lover (The Lord freed me of the world's opinion of success)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

US has first death from swine flu [according to] govt official
rooooters | 04/29/09 | Rooters
Posted on 04/29/2009 3:44:50 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2240246/posts


85 posted on 04/29/2009 8:11:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The flu is real: but the pattern of deaths looks like an iatrogenic problem at the Mexican end.


86 posted on 04/29/2009 8:34:56 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: tcrlaf

It is the government, so it will not happen until it is too late and it will be mostly useless. It goes something like this, First schools with be closed(already happening), then cancelling of public gatherings, inspection of travelers, the next few are really big, shutdown of air travel and interstates, closure of businesses, border closures. Japan has already started some of this.


87 posted on 04/29/2009 8:55:50 AM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: Man50D
If it is such a threat to the nation then why haven’t they shut down the US/Mexican border?

Conspiratorial minds could say that the Obamites are trying to goad the Minutemen and other groups into an emotional overreaction, in order to discredit them and brand them as 'racists' and 'xenophobes'.

88 posted on 04/29/2009 9:33:30 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Dr. Marten

>>Black plague? /snark<<

Only half black!


89 posted on 04/29/2009 9:53:36 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They are SUPPRESSING the fact that the kid was an illegal alien from MEXICO.


90 posted on 04/29/2009 10:17:26 AM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: gunnyg; ravingnutter

Thanks for the links. Interesting.


91 posted on 04/29/2009 6:26:58 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: concerned about politics
It's always about power and privilege. Always.

That's the sad part about it all. America used to be a place where representatives in government were upstanding, honest people, whose ideas were not necessarily about power and privilege, but about an idea about our government being different from others inasmuch as individual responsibility and liberty would drive people to a better life. Because our government is now about the pursuit of power and privilege, our way of life is being threatened. Idealists, today's "thinkers", have driven our country to the crossroads and patriots such as ourselves need to be vigilant.

92 posted on 04/29/2009 11:45:06 PM PDT by InShanghai (I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.)
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